Johnson Controls Automotive Seating receives Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award

Supplier recognized in the Global Value Chain category for its business transformation initiative

PLYMOUTH, Mich., May 16, 2013 — (PRNewswire) —  Johnson Controls Automotive Seating, a global leader in automotive seating and seat components, was recently recognized by Manufacturing Executive, a global association for manufacturing executives, with its Manufacturing Leadership 100 (ML100) Award in the Global Value Chain category.   

Johnson Controls was honored for implementing a new business initiative that integrated logistics and operational processes across its plants using Systems, Applications and Products in Data Processing (SAP) software.

"This award is a testament to the commitment of our employees and leadership team to achieving business process excellence for our entire global supply chain," said Randall Urban, vice president, IT applications management for Johnson Controls Automotive Seating.

According to Urban, by integrating the company's logistics processes across its plants, finance and purchasing system, Johnson Controls was able to achieve the following:

  • Improved customer response times.
  • Standardized operational processes.
  • Availability of individual plant-level information for analysis.
  • Information accuracy.
  • Consistency and speed of data availability.

Manufacturing Executive and its ML100 Awards honor companies and individuals that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. Nominations are entered into a variety of categories and are evaluated by a panel of expert judges.

About Johnson Controls Automotive Experience:
Johnson Controls is a global leader in automotive seating, overhead systems, door and instrument panels, and interior electronics. We support all major automakers in the differentiation of their vehicles through our products, technologies and advanced manufacturing capabilities. With 240 locations worldwide, we are where our customers need us to be. Consumers have enjoyed the comfort and style of our products, from single components to complete interiors. With our global capability, we supply approximately 50 million cars per year.

About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Our 168,000 employees create quality products, services and solutions to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings; lead-acid automotive batteries and advanced batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles; and interior systems for automobiles. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. Through our growth strategies and by increasing market share we are committed to delivering value to shareholders and making our customers successful. In 2013, Corporate Responsibility Magazine recognized Johnson Controls as the #14 company in its annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list. For additional information, please visit

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